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Tom Call's
Corsair Racer
"Joe"
FG-1D
 

available in 1/72, 1/48 & 1/32 scales
 

Red Pegasus Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

RPD48009 - Tom Call's "Joe" FG-1D #90

Scale and Price: 1/72 scale   $8
1/48 scale    $13
1/32 scale   $13
available online from Red Pegasus Decals
Contents and Media: Each set contains one decal sheet and instructions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting and different appearance for your Corsair kit; minimal modification required for this subject; simple paint job; good instructions; includes details on how to civilianise your kit; silk-screen production
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
 


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FirstLook

 

Red Pegasus Decals is based in the U.S. city of Columbus, Ohio and specialises in producing decals for air racing aircraft in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale.

Red Pegasus Decals RPD4848009 supplies full markings for the Goodyear built Corsair flown by Tom Call in the 1946 Bendix Trophy at Van Nuys in California.

If you are thinking of dipping a toe in the world of bright, colourful air racers, this is a great sheet to start with as your donor kit will require little modification to represent the racer aircraft. All you need to do is remove the seat armour, leave off the arrestor hook, the rocket launcher stubs, and fair over the gun ports and ejection chutes and you are there. The paint job is simple too in being overall gloss white with a black anti-glare panel. The supplied markings will do the rest to complete the conversion.

Unlike other decals I have seen from Red Pegasus Decals, these are silk screen printed. They are thin and have a moderate amount of carrier film around each subject. Being mainly black markings against the white of the airframe, I don't think you will have a problem with opaqueness either.

The suggested kits are either the Tamiya one or the Hobbycraft ones but I'd reckon you could also use the old but still nice Otaki effort too. The advantage of the Otaki kit is that it is moulded with raised flaps.

The decals are accompanied by an A-4 sized sheet that shows two black and white pictures of the machine as well as information on the history of the machine and the required kit modifications. The placement guide and the decal sheet com packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.

Nice stuff from Red Pegasus Decals.

Recommended.
 

 

Thanks to Red Pegasus Decals for the review sample


Red Pegasus Decals are available online from their website


Review Copyright 2005 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 30 September, 2005
Last updated 03 October, 2005

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